Birthday Girl in a Magical Birthday Dress

Last week my baby turned 8! This weekend, a wee bit late, we gathered to celebrate with her. We first ate at her favorite restaurant... a Mediterranean place where she loves the hummus, garlic dip, and lamb shawarma. She is an amazing free spirit and was showered with gifts that speak to her. Art supplies, fairy toys, and twirly dresses were all joyful unwrapped. Happy Birthday Pixie Girl!

One thing to note though is the dress. The dress! This amazingly super twirly dress was made by Gammy for Pixie's third birthday and has been worn by her for almost every birthday celebration since, along with numerous weddings. Gammy combined two different patterns, one for the bodice and one for the twirly skirt in making this dress. But I'm not quite sure how Pixie has pulled off 6 birthday celebrations in the same dress, considering how much she has grown. As you can see below it was a wee bit big the first year but there is something magical about this dress and it just continues to fit. Eventually we will need to re-purpose the dress to keep the tradition alive. I think...Read more

Wee Folk Art Forums Give-Away :: $50 ETSY Gift Card

Congratulations Tinqi! Please contact us within three days to claim your prize.

Hello!
 

Hello from Laos!  I'm a wife and mom of one sweet little girl.  I love to knit, craft and weave.  So glad to have found this forum!

Sponsor: Wee Folk Art Community Center Forums

Give-Away Date: Saturday, September 20, 8am EST – Monday, September 22, 8am EST

Number of Winners: 1

Prize: $50 ETSY Gift Card

How to Enter: READ CAREFULLY. This give-away will be run at the Wee Folk Art Community Center Forums and not here on our blog. This weekend every post or photo submission on the Wee Folk Art Community Center forums will count as an entry. The more comments you leave, the more chances you will have to win. If all you want to do is enter the...Read more

Support Handmade :: September 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the members of our Support Handmade program. At Wee Folk Art we cherish the work that small, handmade shop owners provide. We believe that items created with love do make a difference in the lives of the people they touch. We invite you to take a moment and browse theses shops. We are sure you will find something magical. To find out how your shop can become involved in our Support Handmade program click here.

 

Woolies ~ Sara

Woolies combines my passion for knitting and my love of animals. Still a child at heart, I delight in the magic and joy that small animals bring to us. The comfort and warmth that a lovey portrays....I still have a few of my stuffed animals from my childhood long ago. They are cherished possessions.

We have 11 animals currently on our little ranch - 2 horses, 1 wild pony, 4 dogs, 3 cats and a desert tortoise, many of them rescued animals....Read more

Autumn Tree Coloring Page

Although autumn brings with it an array of new colors... oranges, gold, browns and maroons... filling our landscape with a bold splash of color... often our skies are dreary and gray. Thank goodness for all the colors in our trees and bushes. You can use today's coloring page to try to reflect the realism of the season or let your imagination run wild and have a rainbow of colors. The choice is yours!

Here is our newest coloring page based on our Autumn Tree Applique Block. Children... or you... can use markers, crayons or paintings. The only requirement is to have fun :)

Pattern for Autumn Tree Coloring Page can be found HERE.

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Autumn Tree Applique Block

 

One of the things I love so much about Folk Art is how it reduces things to their simplest forms... plus that extra dash of whimsy. Many of the projects on Wee Folk Art are in that style, including this very simplistic Autumn Tree Applique Block. Although using very simple shapes, this tree conveys the beauty of the season and reduces the complexity of nature to its simplest forms.  

 

As always, this applique was designed to fit on a 6" x 6" block but it can be enlarged or reduced to meet your need. Now that it's time to embrace autumn, we hope this little applique comes in handy!

 

The pattern for the Autumn Tree Applique Block can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Enlarge and Reduce patterns can be found HERE.

The tutorial on How to Cut Out Felt can be found HERE.

The Stitching Glossary can be found HERE.

 

DIRECTIONS - Refer to pattern and photo for...Read more

Knit Rainbow Petal Skirt

This skirt is an easy pattern for beginning knitters to tackle. Each of the 7 petal sections are knit flat as individual pieces. When all the petal are complete they are whipped stitched together to form the skirt.

Sizes: XS (19.6in), S (22.4in), M (25.2in), L (28in)

Choose a size that is a couple inches larger than your child's waist measurement. You will add an elastic band to cinch up the waist to fit exactly.

Yarn: For this project I used Shine Worsted Weight Cotton from Knit Picks. I did each petal in a different color. You will make 7 petals.

For Pixie's skirt in child medium, I used every last inch of each skein. (Actually I was a bit short on two of the colors and had to bind off one row early - not that you can tell). You will need 1 skein per color for sizes XS and S. It is possible the M can use just 1 skein per color but just to be safe you might want 2 skeins for the M. You will need...Read more

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